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Argos in town moving into Sainsbury's

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by salta19, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    It seems Walmart want to offload Asda to Sainsburys who are in bed with Argos.
    Even those together, the market share of around 30% compared to Tesco’s 27% leaves a lot of room for Morrisons to take on duplicated Asda and Sainsbury’s stores or the smaller stores.

    Walmart already are a huge chain and the world's largest supermarket group. It's being reported in the US as Sainsburys being very much in the driving seat for this deal which would lead one to conclude that Walmart are looking to offload Asda either wholly or partly. It's almost certain the combined business wouldn't be wholly owned by Walmart

    Chances are it will happen, the family & bank of Rothchild are fronting the deal for War-Mart and we have 25% Qatari owned Sainsbury on the other side.....meaning the powers above have already cut a deal and the little man (us) will get fed something that we can understand and accept...sell a few stores to the competitors similar how Tesco, Asda & Sainsbury picked up the scraps from the Morrison/Safeway deal back in the day.

    Headoffice of Asda in Leeds would eventually have had to be relocated when HS2 passes through it so makes sense to shut down that site and reduce the wage bill and move the tasks to the Sainsbury HQ. All IT is linked to War-Mart for ASDA so all this needs to be severed and reconfigured with links to Sainsbury systems.

    Branding is important so the name of Asda & George is something that would never be lost with independent stores and certainly with George being so much more established than Sainsbury clothing TU label. However as George is integrated within Wal-Mart across their world markets (China, Canada, US, Turkey, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to name a few) so not sure how this would be decided.

    Distribution centres would certainly be under one business unit so can see some reductions across the board. Closures of heavily unionised depots would certainly happen and consolidated and the new ASDA initiatives like the fully automated depot in Warrington, the new scheme of "to you" delivering and returns of third party running from Rochdale and the new dot com warehouses down would certainly have a cost benefit eye scrutinised on its viability.
     
  3. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Sainsburys aren't in bed with Argos, they own Argos.

    Anyhoo, announcement to be made tomorrow...
     
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    If the CMA are getting worked up about 2 of the big 6 in the utility marketplace merging where there is a lot more competition then theythe going to have to take some chill pills before assessing the Asda/Sainsbury's linkup....
     
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    I expect it will happen and Sainsbury's in Stafford will move into the ASDA premises to coincide with rebranding.
     
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    Personally I think there's more to lose with shedding customers via a merger. I can see Aldi and Lidl rubbing their hands with glee....
     
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    It took me ages to find a decent optician again, if Sainsbury's bugger that up, I won't be happy.
     
  9. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    It could also be Selfridges.
     
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  10. Gramaisc

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    No need, Brighthouse Selfridges, don't they?
     
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    I hear there's been a combined takeover with a Swiss company and they're advertising song will be yodel Lidl yodel Lidl yodel Lidl Aldi :)
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Now you're just being silly...
     
  13. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Ok then, maybe it will be Harrods.
     
  14. littleme

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    Specsavers is the future...
     
  15. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    we could do with a habitat in Stafford - it would be modern post modernism retro and vintage all rolled into one.
     
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    Specsavers is most definitely in my past and will remain there.
     
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    Sainsburys also own Habitat.....
     
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    I can't see it myself.
     
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    I got some wonderful tinted specs there. Nice Rosie coloured.
     
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    Didn't realise she did glasses as well.
     

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